Dev-C++ for Windows

Dev-C++ is an open source application available from Bloodshed Software (, Figure A.1). Not only is Dev-C++ free, but it runs nicely on any version of Windows since Windows 95, and requires just a mere 32 MB of RAM.

Figure A.1. The home page of Bloodshed Software.

Dev-C++ is a syntax-highlighting text editor and it includes the required C compiler, letting you run the compiled applications directly from within Dev-C++. In short, if you're developing C applications on Windows, you can't go wrong with Dev-C++ (although it has C++ in the name, it's also great for C). All of the examples in ...

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